Five Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR

Hello and welcome to another great week here at FOT. Here’s what you need to know this week:

1. 4 Recruiting Trends to Watch for in 2014:  The world of employer branding has been rapidly growing and evolving — just think of how many companies have added a role specifically for this purpose in the last few years. So, what’s on the horizon for 2014?

2. Cyber Monday Risks Exposed: Companies need to be watchful as employees use their work computers to take advantage of enticing online deals, or to open holiday greetings and videos, because a simple click of the mouse may introduce security risks to a business’s networks.

3. Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions: Find out why their “bad decisions” might be more practical than you think.

4. Hiding From Your Managers Can Increase Your Productivity: Recent research proves the virtue of letting employees do at least some work unobserved.

5. This College Kid Made Over $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Bitcoin Sign On ESPN: The guy received 100 transactions totalling over 22 bitcoins. At current prices above $1,100 per bitcoin, the kid has made over $24,000.

Have a great week, FOT Nation!